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Yes, Carl, yours is very similar. N. veitchii is one of our favorites too. Out of all the seedlings only a few are showing that coloration (and in a prefect world we would keep them all). The remaining seed raised veitchii that we will sell from the same batch are more golden in color, but we have noticed as they mature the color deepens and picks up more of the pink/orange tones. Some of them show prominent red spotting as they develop. The peristomes can start out green/gold and deepen to a rusty/copper red color as the plant matures. One thing about lowland veitchii: no striped peristomes. Luckily the highland forms are not picky about our hot summers, if humidity is kept high... of course we couldn't grow the highland forms as perfectly as your guys in CA.
Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Jul 31, 2006 6:00:47 GMT 7
I think keeping them (highland veitchii's) moist is the key to successful growing. I have several forms including a few rooted cutings from EP of some selected forms that are doing rather well and their size is comparable to the lowland species. The Batu Buli, highland x lowland, Sarawak, and others do well for me. It would be nice to have a cross of EP's lowland clones with the striped highland forms. Just for vigor on stripes.
Hi, just curious, is this EP's veitchii (f) Lowland? I was hoping those were part of their selective breeding program too. We (the singaporeans) got quite a few of these from them and they are growing very well so far. Does anyone have pics of what we should expect? (grown leaves so far, no pitchers for me) thanks
One of my veitchiis look like Ludwig's ... pink body with green/yellow peristome. I've been growing it under highland conditions for the past 5 years. Maybe I should try it in my lowland set up. In all my years in growing this species, I've only lost one plant - and that was because it wasn't properly watered (our winters are very dry, and the plant was hidden behind something) and died of dessication. Other than this one unfortunate plant, I find them very easy to grow.
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Manny, you are never getting that plant back.... until we take a cutting. That huge veitchii didn't exactly look like that when we first "saved" it from you and your Nepenthes torture. It already has two growth points, so we'll be able to take a cutting soon. We hope to flower it too, but that's not likely.
Don't you have that other veitchii lowland? How is that one doing? What about the highland x lowland? How are they holding up to your torture/neglect style of cultivation? Now that you have a digital camera, you can post pics.
The others are doing just great. And...the one you have was doing just fine with me. Don't slander my growing ability Ofcourse it didn't look like that...it's grown. It will take way too long to get a cutting off of that thing. Rest assured...I will take one for you. You don't want to be Nepenthes hijackers now do you? It's gonna be like Elian Gonzalez all over again. And we know who won that battle...the bad, "torturing", dictator
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
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